Published on March 25th, 2021 | by Andrew Bistak
NBA 2K21 – Lifesize Zion WIlliamson LEGO Brick Statue unveiled by The Brickman
With NBA® 2K21* built from the ground up for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, 2K Australia and New Zealand teamed up with Ryan McNaught – known as The Brickman and Australia’s only LEGO® Certified Professional – to give Next-Gen cover star Zion Williamson a fresh new blocky look.
The statue was built using approximately 42,000 LEGO® bricks and is an impressive, true to size recreation of Zion, a player who is known for his on-court power and also fittingly possesses a Gold “Brick Wall” badge in NBA 2K21.
“Working on this project with 2K Australia and New Zealand has been amazing. We had the whole workshop come together to help build Zion Williamson, and thanks to 2K, we’ve managed to create one of the coolest LEGO® models we’ve ever built,” said Brickman. “The most unusual aspect about our LEGO® Zion was his pose. Getting the LEGO® bricks to stay together on these crazy angles – almost gravity-defying – was quite a challenge. Our skills were well and truly put to the test while building Zion, and we’re really proud of the model we’ve been able to build through this partnership.”
“NBA 2K21 is a significant milestone for the series introducing ground-breaking new features that have been built from the ground up utilising the power of new gaming hardware,” said Ben Seccombe, Director of Marketing & Communications at 2K Australia and New Zealand. “This is a fitting way to celebrate this landmark by rebuilding cover star Zion Williamson out of LEGO® bricks, showcasing his impressive brick wall style physique.”
NBA 2K21 is the latest title in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series and leads the charge with next-gen innovations while continuing to deliver an industry-leading sports video game experience for the current generation of gaming platforms.
NBA 2K21 is available for $49.95** (AUD) & $ 59.95** (NZD) on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and is available for $109.95** (AUD) & $119.95** (NZD) on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.